Clash of the Titans Remake Being Written by Lawrence Kasdan
by Alex Billington
April 16, 2007
When I first watched Clash of the Titans in Astronomy class, I seriously thought it was some 1940 epic movie in the likes of Wizard of Oz that they made to tell this ancient Greek story. And damn did I love it! It was only later I found out that it was made in 1981 and is still an awesome film. And guess what, now they're remaking it - oh hell yes, this is a remake that is for once welcomed in my eyes!
The good news today states that Warner Brothers has set none other than screenwriting "hero" Lawrence Kasdan to write the remake, who wrote such insanely classic hits as Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. And just think, now this is the guy who is writing the script for the remake of Clash of the Titans!
As a reminder for those who've forgotten, the film is about Zeus' son Perseus and his journey to save Princess Andromeda during which he must complete various tasks set out by Zeus, including capturing Pegasus and slaying Medusa. It was the last film where Ray Harryhausen did the special effects, and they truly are classic. The film had such unforgettable scenes as fighting the Kraken and Medusa and the best part, his mechanical owl Bubo (seen to the left)!
To me, this is a much better choice for a remake than The Day the Earth Stood Still. And given they've got Kasdan writing, this sounds like it could turn out just beautifully brilliant, despite everyone stating that they don't like remakes. Let's hope they get a great director, too!